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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340197/the-evolution-and-benefit-of-device-therapy-in-patients-listed-for-heart-transplant
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Bert Vandenberk, Mark Hinderks, Gabor Voros, Christophe Garweg, Johan Vanhaecke, Rik Willems
Aims: The latest 2015 ESC Guidelines on the prevention of sudden cardiac death make a Class IIa recommendation for ICD implantation in patients listed for heart transplantation. This recommendation was based on expert consensus in view of the sparsity of data. Methods and results: All patients listed for heart transplantation at the University Hospitals of Leuven from 2002 until 2014 were studied retrospectively. Exclusion criteria were age <16 years, cardiac disease other than ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy and re-transplantation...
March 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334384/the-cancer-paradigms-of-mammalian-regeneration-can-mammals-regenerate-as-amphibians
#2
Rachel Sarig, Eldad Tzahor
Regeneration in mammals is restricted to distinct tissues and occurs mainly by expansion and maturation of resident stem cells. During regeneration, even subtle mutations in the proliferating cells may cause a detrimental effect by eliciting abnormal differentiation or malignant transformation. Indeed, cancer in mammals has been shown to arise through deregulation of stem cells maturation, which often leads to a differentiation block and cell transformation. In contrast, lower organisms such as amphibians retain a remarkable regenerative capacity in various organs, which occurs via de- and re-differentiation of mature cells...
March 15, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333785/improving-decision-making-for-advanced-heart-failure-patients-and-caregivers
#3
Colleen K McIlvennan
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, lead nurse practitioner, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Colorado, discusses her groundbreaking research encompassing patients' and caregivers' emotional, rational, and fundamental beliefs when considering a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Results have led to the development of 2 innovative decision aids that are currently in use by LVAD programs across the United States and Canada. Dr McIlvennan's efforts led to a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, as well as national recognition from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332766/the-effects-of-center-volume-on-mortality-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation-the-rest-of-the-story
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C E Canter
Paul Harvey was an American radio commentator in the latter part of the twentieth century. He would present vignettes and would finish them with the tag line "now you know the rest of the story". In this issue Rana, et al (1) have analyzed the effects of center transplant volume on outcomes with pediatric heart transplantation. Instead of focusing on outcomes after transplantation, their primary aim was to analyze center volume effects on waitlist mortality- the rest of the story. This article is protected by copyright...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331450/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-for-pulmonary-hypertension-before-considering-transplant
#5
Hannah Kooperkamp, Inder Mehta, David Fary, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: In cases of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), referral for possible surgical intervention is important because surgery can be curative. Surgery necessitates cardiopulmonary bypass and deep circulatory arrest with pulmonary thrombectomy and bilateral endarterectomy (PTE). If surgery fails, lung transplant is the next best surgical option. Medical treatment is also an important adjunct. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old female presented 3 months after a pulmonary embolus was found to be completely occluding her left pulmonary artery...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331443/pacemaker-use-following-heart-transplantation
#6
Hari R Mallidi, Michael Bates
BACKGROUND: The incidence of permanent pacemaker implantation after orthotopic heart transplantation has been reported to be 2%-24%. Transplanted hearts usually exhibit sinus rhythm in the operating room following reperfusion, and most patients do not exhibit significant arrhythmias during the postoperative period. However, among the patients who do exhibit abnormalities, pacemakers may be implanted for early sinus node dysfunction but are rarely used after 6 months. Permanent pacing is often required for atrioventricular block...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331331/the-influence-of-surgical-technique-on-early-posttransplant-atrial-fibrillation-comparison-of-biatrial-bicaval-and-total-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Arjang Ruhparwar, Christian Erbel, Christian A Gleissner, Fabrice F Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Hugo A Katus, Andreas O Doesch
PURPOSE: Early posttransplant atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with worse clinical outcomes after heart transplantation (HTX). The type of surgical technique may constitute a relevant risk factor for AF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 530 adult patients. Patients were stratified by surgical technique (biatrial, bicaval, or total orthotopic HTX) and early posttransplant heart rhythm (AF or sinus rhythm). Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate risk factors for AF...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331134/significance-and-value-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-based-on-our-own-experience
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Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Yoshihiko Ikeda
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been established in parallel with the development of percutaneous catheter technology for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. It was developed in the early 1960 s in Japan by Drs. Konno, Sakakibara and Sekiguchi of Tokyo Women's Medical University. EMB is a valuable and useful, but invasive, modality for making a definite diagnosis in diseases such as myocarditis and secondary cardiomyopathies, which are often difficult to diagnose by imaging modality alone. In the field of heart transplantation, the histology of EMB helps monitor rejection to allografts...
March 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331061/an-intracellular-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-isoform-induces-tubular-regulated-necrosis-implications-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Carla S Ceron, Celine Baligand, Sunil K Joshi, Shaynah Wanga, Patrick M Cowley, Joy P Walker, Sang Heon Song, Rajeev Mahimkar, Anthony J Baker, Robert L Raffai, Zhen J Wang, David H Lovett
Acute kidney injury (AKI) causes severe morbidity, mortality, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mortality is particularly marked in the elderly and with pre-existing CKD. Oxidative stress is a common theme in models of AKI induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. We recently characterized an intracellular isoform of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) induced by oxidative stress-mediated activation of an alternate promoter in the first intron of the MMP-2 gene. This generates an N-terminal truncated MMP-2 isoform (NTT-MMP-2) that is intracellular and associated with mitochondria...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330751/reduction-in-heart-failure-hospitalizations-with-ambulatory-hemodynamic-monitoring-seen-in-clinical-trials-is-maintained-in-the-real-world
#10
Akshay S Desai, Arvind Bhimaraj, Rupinder Bharmi, Rita Jermyn, Kunjan Bhatt, David Shavelle, Margaret M Redfield, Robert Hull, Jamie A Pelzel, Kevin Davis, Nirav Dalal, Philip B Adamson, J Thomas Heywood
BACKGROUND: In the CHAMPION trial, heart failure hospitalization (HFH) rates were lower in patients managed with guidance from an implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) sensor compared to usual care. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring in reducing HFH outside the clinical trial setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using US Medicare claims data from patients undergoing PAP sensor implantation between 6/1/2014 and 12/31/2015...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330670/layered-fibrotic-plaques-are-the-predominant-component-in-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-systematic-findings-and-risk-stratification-by-oct
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Trine Ørhøj Barkholt, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Michael Maeng, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to characterize cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) phenotypes using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate the prognostic significance of OCT-determined CAV severity. BACKGROUND: Intravascular OCT enables in vivo characterization of CAV microstructure after heart transplantation. METHODS: Sixty-two patients undergoing heart transplantation were enrolled at routine angiography from September 2013 through October 2015 and prospectively followed until censoring on May 27, 2016...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329396/heart-transplantation-in-selected-patients-aged-60-years-and-older-a-two-decade-retrospective-and-multicentre-analysis
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Christian Bosseau, Bernard Lelong, Sabine Pattier, Jean-Noël Trochu, Jean-Christian Roussel, Agnès Sirinelli, Michel Aupart, Céline Chabanne, Richard Dorent, Christelle Cantrelle, Philippe Mabo, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flécher
OBJECTIVES: This study analysed survival and long-term outcomes of heart transplantation in patients aged 60 years and older. We also analysed the impact of a national graft allocation priority [Super Emergency (SE)] and compared survival with younger patients in our centres and in France. METHODS: We performed a multicentre (University Hospitals in Nantes, Rennes and Tours), 2-decade retrospective study between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 2013. Elderly recipients were placed on the same list as younger patients; the use of marginal donors remained occasional...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329269/proteomics-highlights-decrease-of-matricellular-proteins-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy%C3%A2
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Jasmin Hasmik Shahinian, Bettina Mayer, Stefan Tholen, Kerstin Brehm, Martin L Biniossek, Hannah Füllgraf, Selina Kiefer, Ulrike Heizmann, Claudia Heilmann, Florian Rüter, Martin Grapow, Oliver Thomas Reuthebuch, Friedrich Eckstein, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Oliver Schilling, Matthias Siepe
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the impact of mechanical unloading with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) on the myocardial proteome. METHODS: We collected 11 patient-matched samples of myocardial left ventricular tissue of patients with non-ischaemic dilate cardiomyopathy, harvested at time of LVAD implant ('pre-LVAD') and heart transplant ('post-LVAD'). Samples were studied by quantitative proteomics. Further we performed histological assessment of deposited collagens and immune infiltration in both pre- and post-LVAD samples...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329162/the-value-of-fluorine-18-deoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-scans-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-device-specific-infections%C3%A2
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Alexander M Bernhardt, Mustafa A Pamirsad, Chantal Brand, Daniel Reichart, Milena Tienken, Markus J Barten, Andreas Schaefer, Hanno Grahn, Meike Rybczynski, Tobias Deuse, Hermann Reichenspurner, Florian M Wagner
BACKGROUND: Infections are major complications in patients with ventricular assist devices (VAD). Positron emission tomography with deoxyglucose marked by fluorine-18 ( 18 F-FDG PET/CT) is a diagnostic tool to scan for tissue with high metabolism as present in infections. The specificity of 18 F-FDG PET/CT to discriminate between infection and an aseptic reaction of the implanted device is not defined and its evaluation is the aim of this retrospective analysis. METHODS: Until September 2015 a total of 100 patients underwent VAD implantations in our institution...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329112/comparison-of-paracorporeal-and-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices-in-children-preliminary-results%C3%A2
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Mohamed S Nassar, Asif Hasan, Teresa Chila, Stephan Schueler, Carola Pergolizzi, Zdenka Reinhardt, Stephen Lord, Fabrizio De Rita, Lee Ferguson, Jon Smith, Simon Haynes, John O'Sullivan, Bari Murtuza
OBJECTIVES: With the scarcity of organs, a durable, reliable ventricular assist device (VAD) is required. The Berlin Heart EXCOR ® (BH) remains the most established VAD in the paediatric population. Implantable continuous flow (CF) VADs have been introduced to the paediatric field with encouraging early results. In this study, we compared the results of a newly introduced CF VAD (HeartWare VAD [HVAD] ® ) to results in a matched group of BH recipients. METHODS: The study included patients aged <16 years who received mechanical left VAD (LVAD) support between December 2005 and January 2016...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329066/impact-of-donor-comorbidities-on-heart-transplant-outcomes-in-the-modern-era
#16
Julien Guihaire, Pierre Emmanuel Noly, Amandine Martin, Mathilde Rojo, Marie Aymami, Anne Ingels, Bernard Lelong, Céline Chabanne, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flécher
OBJECTIVES: The use of marginal donors with cardiovascular risk factors is increasing due to organ shortage but remains controversial in heart transplantation (HTx). We sought to investigate post-transplant outcomes in the recent era taking into account donor characteristics. METHODS: We reviewed 261 HTx performed in our hospital between January 1996 and March 2013. Donor characteristics were obtained from the national database. The incidence of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) and overall survival were compared in 2 groups of HTx recipients: those receiving transplants from 1996 to 2004 (Group A, n =  120) and from 2005 to 2013 (Group B, n =  141)...
February 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328555/association-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-volume-and-mortality-after-cardiac-ecmo
#17
Cindy S Barrett, Titus T Chan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Ravi R Thiagarajan
Centers with higher surgical and ECMO volume have improved survival for children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery and ECMO respectively. We examined the relationship between both cardiac surgical and cardiac ECMO volumes, with survival. Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System, we reviewed patients who underwent ECMO during the hospitalization for cardiac surgery or heart transplantation from January 2003- June 2014. Among 106,967 patients in 43 centers undergoing a Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery-1 (RACHS) 1-6 procedure (n =104,951) and/or cardiac transplantation (n=2016), 2...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326855/impact-of-postoperative-pulmonary-hypertension-on-outcome-after-heart-transplantation
#18
Jakob Lundgren, Carl Söderlund, Göran Rådegran
OBJECTIVES: We wanted to investigate the effects of postoperative pulmonary hypertension (PHpostop: mean pulmonary artery pressure [MPAP] ≥ 25 mmHg), diastolic pressure gradient (DPG), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and repeated hemodynamic measurements on long-term survival after heart transplantation (HT). DESIGN: Eighty-nine patients who underwent HT at Skåne University Hospital in Lund in the period 1988-2010 and who were evaluated with right-heart-catheterization at rest, prior to HT and repeatedly during the first postoperative year, were grouped based on their MPAP, DPG, and PVR...
March 22, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326680/the-effect-of-desmopressin-on-the-amount-of-bleeding-and-transfusion-requirements-in-patients-undergoing-heart-transplant-surgery
#19
Alireza Jahangirifard, Mohammad Reza Razavi, Zargham Hosein Ahmadi, Mohammad Forozeshfard
One of the most common risks after a heart transplant is bleeding. In this study, the effect of desmopressin administration on the amount of bleeding and transfusion requirements following heart transplant surgery was investigated. In a double-blind clinical trial, 48 patients who were candidates for heart transplant surgery were randomly assigned to two groups. In the intervention group, patients received desmopressin 0.3 μg/kg, 30 min. before surgery. Patients in the control group received normal saline at the same amount and time...
March 22, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325435/kidney-transplantation-as-a-therapeutic-option-for-end-stage-renal-disease-long-after-heart-transplantation-should-we-all-do-it
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EDITORIAL
Louis P Perrault, Michel Carrier
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April 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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